It was in-between-times in the forest this morning. Morels are about done. Ramps are about done. Oysters haven’t started in earnest. Still I can’t complain. There were a few oysters, and they were nice and fresh, and a few ramps, enough to assure a… Read More
My mini mushroom farm is coming to life. I see an omelet in my future.
There I was in the produce section of the grocery store when I passed a bunch of interesting boxes – Mushroom Mini Farms. They even had two different brands. These are oyster mushrooms, ready to grow. I bought a box on impulse, being careful not to look at the price (I didn’t want to know). So I’ve followed the instructions and I’ll report back when I see mushrooms.
Pleurotus populinus, an oyster mushroom sometimes known as the aspen oyster, is a delicious mushroom that appears in Southern Ontario in late May or early June. All the rain we’ve had in the last couple days was likely a trigger for the appearance of these… Read More
I packed up the dogs this morning and went hunting the oyster mushroom. I believe the mushroom I pick on dead or dying poplar trees this time of year to be Pleurotus populinus, although today I met up with a fellow who told me no… Read More
It’s been a while since I did any serious fly tying. That has everything to do with the fact that over the past couple years, I haven’t done nearly as much fly fishing as I used to – and that has a lot to do… Read More
We enjoyed a much needed rain yesterday. It drizzled, spit, poured and misted on and off from mid-afternoon until sometime late in the evening. I’ve been hoping for a rain like this to encourage a new fruiting of oyster mushrooms. I’m planning to take the… Read More
The shot above shows oyster mushrooms on a dead tree in the woods. As you can see, they’re pretty high up. I found a long sapling on the forest floor and used it to knock some of them down. I only found three trees with… Read More